Manuel Akanji: Old Video of New Manchester City Defender Suggests He Was Bought to Count Erling Haaland Goals

Manuel Akanji: Old Video of New Manchester City Defender Suggests He Was Bought to Count Erling Haaland Goals

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
In this article:
  • New Manchester City defender possesses the rare talent of being extremely quick with mathematics questions apart from defensive acumen
  • A video during his Borussia Dortmund days shows the Swiss centre-back beating the calculator to multiplication questions which he did offhead
  • He becomes the latest addition to Pep Guardiola's squad after a deadline day arrival from Germany

Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji have been reunited less than three months after the former left the Bundesliga for England.

Manchester City completed a deadline day signing for Akanji to wrap up Pep Guardiola's transfer market.

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Manuel Akanji during his unveiling as a new Manchester City player. Photo by Tom Flathers.
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Injuries to Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake meant that the English champions were light on defenders and Guardiola needed cover, especially with the thick run of fixtures coming up.

An old video of Akanji has surfaced online, displaying his brilliance in Mathematics. The Swiss defender is considered one of the brightest footballers.

In the video, Akanji is asked random calculation questions alongside his Borussia Dortmund teammate, who has a calculator. But Akanji beats his teammate with the correct answers every time.

ESPN captioned the video hilariously by saying

Man City might have brought in Manuel Akanji so someone can keep count of Haaland's goals.

Haaland has taken the English Premier League by storm. He already has nine goals from his first five goals. The Norwegian striker has also grabbed two hattricks in the process.

He struggled in his competitive debut for City against Liverpool in the Community Shield but quickly turned on a new leaf putting his doubters to the sword.

PSG attempted to sell Neymar, but Manchester City refused to buy him on the final day of the window

Sports Brief had earlier reported that it had emerged that Paris Saint-Germain attempted to offer Neymar to Manchester City on the final day of the transfer window.

Manchester City rejected to sign the Brazilian star as PSG made yet another attempt to offload him.

The summer started with reports rife that Neymar would be forced out of the club. He, however, stayed put and mentioned severally that he had no intention of leaving the club.

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